To our Erie family and the larger community – we grieve together. After a year of the unusual, the unprecedented, and the unbearable we are now dealing yet again with unspeakable tragedy right in our own backyard. The shooting in the City of Boulder comes just as we were all beginning to feel the hope of new beginnings. This is the time to pull together and not just look for the helpers, but become the helpers.
Members of the Erie Police Department helped with the response in Boulder yesterday and we are forever grateful for the amazing members of law enforcement here in our community. How will you be a helper in this situation? It can be something as simple as checking in on a family member, friend, or coworker who may be impacted by this event. Perhaps it is something larger like donating to a support fund, volunteering at a local organization, or in some other way giving to the community.
With heavy hearts we extend our deepest condolences to the Boulder Police Department, the families of the victims, those who experienced first-hand the horror and trauma of this tragedy, and the first responders.
As always, the Town of Erie is here to serve and support.